Police searching Catholic Diocese of Dallas in sex abuse scandal
DALLAS — Dallas police are searching the Catholic Diocese of Dallas in connection with allegations that priests have sexually abused children.
Investigators were executing a search warrant signed by a Dallas County judge Wednesday morning. Officers have been at the diocese since 7:30 a.m.
The church has faced harsh criticism for a lack of transparency in its handling of accusations that priests have sexually abused children.
Earlier in January, dioceses across Texas – including Dallas – released names of priests "credibly accused" of sexual abuse of minors over the last seven decades.
The Dallas diocese released 31 names. Twenty-four of the priests were listed as "incardinated in the Diocese of Dallas," and seven more were listed as "incardinated in other diocese or religious order."
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